7 Practical Pizza Hacks And Recipes
Are you a total pizza fiend? If your mouth is watering just thinking about pizza, then you're going to love our simple, yet brilliant pizza hacks! Not only do we have some amazing pizza recipes, like quick & easy pizza in a cup, crispy pizza croutons, and a heavenly pizza panini, we've also come up with clever tricks to make sure yesterday's pizza tastes as freshly baked as when it was delivered. It might be hard to believe, but these 7 pizza hacks will help you enjoy your pizza even more!
1. The Best Way To Reheat Pizza
- nonstick frying pan + lid
Couldn't finish your pizza yesterday? No problem! But don't heat it up in the oven or microwave, since that will just dry it out. Instead, you can heat up your pizza in a nonstick frying pan so that the crust gets crunchy again. Add a small amount of water, put the lid on the frying pan, and steam the pizza for about 1 minute to heat up the toppings. You can also sprinkle some extra cheese on top for extra ooey, gooey goodness. Once the fresh cheese has melted, your pizza will taste just like when you ordered it.
2. Space-Saving Pizza Box
- scissors or knife
Getting a pizza box to fit in the fridge can sometimes be a real headache! With a few simple cuts, you can reduce the valuable real estate that leftover pizza usually takes up in the fridge. First, cut off the top half of the pizza box. Using scissors or a knife, score 2 parallel lines in the cardboard where your new box will fold over. Cut the edges of the box to meet the lines, and now you can fold it up into a mini pizza box that will fit perfectly in the fridge!
3. Pizza In A Cup
- microwave-safe cup or mug
- 1 slice of bread, toasted
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp tomato sauce
- shredded cheese
- chopped tomatoes
- fresh basil
Using this recipe for pizza in a cup, you'll be able to enjoy a delicious, cheesy pizza after just 2 minutes in the microwave! Toast a slice of bread, then break it up into smaller pieces and place it in a microwave-safe cup or mug. Stir in the egg, then add some tomato sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni, and chopped tomatoes. Transfer the cup to the microwave and heat it for 2 minutes. Stir in some fresh basil and enjoy your super simple pizza in a cup!
4. Crunchy Pizza Crust Croutons
- leftover pizza crust
- vegetable oil
You're either 1 of 2 people: you like pizza crust, or you don't. If you're not a huge crust fan, instead of throwing your leftovers in the trash, you can give that pizza crust a second chance by using it to make crispy croutons! Cut the pizza crust into small pieces, spread them evenly across a baking tray lined with parchment paper, drizzle some vegetable oil over them, and sprinkle your favorite herbs on top. Transfer the baking tray to the oven and bake the croutons until golden brown. Once your croutons have cooled, can use them as a salad topping or as a delicious snack!
5. Easy-Peasy Pizza Panini
- waffle iron
We've already shared the best method for reheating cold pizza, but there are other wonderful ways to breathe new life into your leftover pizza. Instead of heating it up the traditional way, you can make a yummy pizza panini! Fold 2 slices of pizza together and heat them up in a waffle iron, then get ready for a pizza panini experience that you didn't know you needed in your life!
6. The World's Easiest Pizza Rolls
- frozen pizza
Making pizza rolls yourself is pretty time-consuming. Not only do you have to make the pizza dough, but you also have to figure out all the toppings, assemble everything, and then they have to bake! This method using a frozen pizza is much easier, but still has that homemade feeling! Take a frozen pizza out of the freezer and let it thaw, then roll it up into a snug log and slice it into small pieces. Place the pizza rolls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, transfer the baking tray to the oven, and bake them until golden. These easy pizza rolls are just as good as homemade ones!
7. Secretly Swipe Some Pizza
- pizza cutter
This isn't as much a hack as it is a prank, but we think you'll get a good chuckle out of it! With a few strategic cuts, you can take some pizza from someone without them noticing. Cut 2 perpendicular strips out of a sliced pizza. From there, you can push the remaining slices back together. The pizza will look like it did before, just a little smaller, and your friends will be none the wiser!
Do you have any leftover pizza from yesterday taking up space in the fridge? Well, now you know what to do with it! As if pizza wasn't already amazing enough, now it's even better with these 7 pizza hacks. Life without pizza is unthinkable!